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Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Dianne Dempsey-Legnon
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Dianne Dempsey-Legnon holds a Masters Degree in Education and both a librarian and reading specialist certification. She has received several awards during her years as an educator, including the Louisiana Library Association Modisette Award for outstanding libraries. The National Association of Education and Technologies named her Librarian of the Year in 2006. Dianne is a teacher consultant for the Acadiana Writing Project at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Belair Cove: A Novel of Life, Love, and Loss in a Prairie Cajun Village

In the early 1900s, Belair Cove was a world unto itself, a small Acadian-French (Cajun) village outside of Ville Platte, Louisiana. It consisted of a few small farms on either side of a winding dirt road that snaked across a wide prairie. Belair Cove was a place where families and friends relied upon each other for survival; a place where everyone knew everything there was to know about one another, yet there were untold secrets.

Belair Cove shares such a secret. It is the story of three young Cajuns whose lives were firmly rooted in the land, culture, and people of their village. It is the story of young lovers torn apart by poverty and war. Angelique had to watch as her true love, Jean Marc, went off to fight in the Great War while she stayed home to wage a war of her own in a loveless marriage with a man who slowly spiraled out of control into drunkenness and debauchery. The people of the Cove watched, waited, and eventually everyone had to choose a side.

 

10:45 AM – NOON

House Committee Room 3

Discussion

Independently Published Louisiana Authors

 

12:15 PM – 1 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing